Category Archives: Mediterranean Revival

1408 Hawthorne Terrace, Berkeley

Bernard Maybeck is best known today for his woodsy First Bay Region homes but he was by no means a stylistic puritan. Quite the contrary, he was above all else an innovator who loved to experiment not only with style, … Continue reading

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845 Calmar, Oakland

It is a bit hard to tell from the pictures, but this stately Mediterranean revival is brimming with possibilities. Its broad and symmetrical façade gives way to interiors that are packed full of original woodwork and period detail galore. A … Continue reading

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663 Haddon, Oakland

Generally speaking, mature period revival homes of the 20s and 30s tend to have pretty minimally embellished interiors with just a bit of slender woodwork for accent. This impressive Haddon Hill Mediterranean revival is a notable exception. The home has … Continue reading

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31 La Salle, Piedmont

Today we have an impressive Piedmont Mediterranean revival to share. The home has an imposing presence on the street with its loose symmetry and variety of highly ornate exterior embellishments. Inside, the spaces are substantial and filled with arches and … Continue reading

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1205 Sunnyhills, Oakland

Today we are pleased to have a well-preserved Crocker Highlands Mediterranean revival to share. There is plenty to love here from the wrought iron and original woodwork to a showy period bath. The home also has some unique features like … Continue reading

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20 Oak Ridge, Berkeley

This sizable Claremont Mediterranean is attributed to Willis Polk and it undoubtedly has a certain complexity of massing and ornamentation that would support the assignation. Like most of Polk’s residential commissions during this period, the home is built on a … Continue reading

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365 San Carlos, Piedmont

This Piedmont period revival is a bit difficult to place in any one category due to its hybrid detailing, but it is probably best characterized as Mediterranean with a hint of Tudor. The roof feels rather Tudor, but the Palladian … Continue reading

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